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The Declining Significance of HomophobiaHow Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality$
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Mark McCormack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778249

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.001.0001

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Sex, Gender, and Power

Sex, Gender, and Power

(p.23) 3 Sex, Gender, and Power
The Declining Significance of Homophobia

Mark McCormack

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores how sex and gender are socially constructed categories and vary according to historical and social context. Providing an overview of the scholarship of masculinities, and examining how this has impacted on how men behave, the chapter provides a comprehensive critical review of how men have been the focus of academic research throughout the twentieth century. Employing hegemony theory to understand the social dominance of heterosexuality and masculinity, this chapter provides a both a solid grounding in and a sophisticated analysis of masculinities studies.

Keywords:   masculinities, sex role, hegemony, power, society

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